University of Toronto Scientific Instruments Collection
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Set of Weights in Plastic Box
This plastic box contains an incomplete set of metal weights and a set of tweezers. Nine of the larger weights are cylindrical and stored in their individual setting; eleven of them are smaller flat metal pieces and are sorted by their weight in sections covered by a plastic cover.
Leather-covered wooden case is a reddish-orange colour with brass-like metal closures and metal parts attached to the the left and right side faces. Case has a front pocket that opens to about 4 cm wide and can be closed using two metal button-like snaps, one on each side of the
This instrument is a round brass dial supported on three glass legs and affixed to a black metal base. The face of the dial is set behind glass and consists of four separate dials: one large dial that takes up the entire disk, and three smaller dials set inside it.
Blood Gas Test Apparatus
This piece consists of a clear acrylic rectangular body encasing two tubes, each marked with a scale. One tube runs the entire length of the rectangular body and is marked from 0 to 100 at 10-unit intervals. The second tube is enclosed at both ends, one of which contains a
Field Temperature Recorder
This piece consists of a large, black, rectangular metal box set on metal feet at the base with a handle on the top surface. On the front surface is a round glass window through which can be seen two metal arms and a round chart. The chart is divided into
This piece consists of a clear plastic box with a black sliding temperature scale. The scale can be moved so that a window cut into the clear box indicates a range of temperatures from 0 to 100. On one end of the sliding black piece is a vent, which contains
Photronic Cell on Box
This instrument consists of a photronic cell set in a hollow metal box. The box is closed on all sides except for one, where a round window is cut out and is encircled with a metal lip. Set in this window is a photronic cell: a disk-shaped metal body inset
Crosson Lake Crayfish
This piece consists of a glass jar containing crayfish preserved in liquid. The jar is approximately three-quarters full of amber-colored liquid, which contains approximately 18 complete crayfish specimens. The jar is labelled with masking tape and has a plastic screw-top lid.
Two bottles of Recording Instrument Ink
This piece consists of two glass bottles of viscous red ink labelled “Bristol’s Recording Instrument Ink”. The bottles have black metal caps and are approximately half or 1/3 full.
This device consists of a gray plastic box with a black handle and a grey electrical cord protruding from the back. On the front face of this box is a circular speaker. Above the speaker are two turning knobs one red and one black, both labelled “SPKR”. Below the speaker
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